ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The UAA women's basketball team will not be playing in a sixth consecutive Great Alaska Shootout title game. But Wednesday's effort against seventh-ranked Miami was certainly title worthy.
The Hurricanes led the Division II Seawolves only 28-26 at halftime being pulling away in the second half to win, 72-55. Hanna Johansson led UAA with 11 points, while Kaylie Robison and Tijera Mathews each had 10.
For Miami, reigning ACC Player of the Year Shenise Johnson scored a game-high 18 points and South Anchorage High School graduate Sylvia Bullock finished with six.
The tournament has already produced a classic game. South Florida outlasted Central Michigan in overtime, 86-80 in the women's semifinals and will face the winner between UAA and Miami at 4:00 Thursday in the championship game.